Aretha

4FRNT Aretha

Women?s ski
Brand
4FRNT
Model
Aretha
Category
Freeride
Weight
2040 gr
Waist
105 mm
Tested length
174 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of 4FRNT Aretha:

6 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Aretha is the woman´s version of Devastator. It is scaled down but otherwise very similar to the men´s ski. The sidecut radius is long, and the skis have a short setback and a distinct tail. No taper, but a continuous rocker. High specific weight.

On snow:
The Aretha is a straightforward allround ski, one that works both on and off the piste. A long carve zone and a relatively long turning radius make some comment that they are heavy and difficult to turn. Neither do they score that high on stability at speed and absorption. Frankly, Aretha doesn´t make us want to come back to her. That being said, this allround twintip ski might work for some.


Aretha

Technical data:

Measured length
174 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45655
Brand
4FRNT
Model
Aretha
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
164
Contact length
29 cm
Rocker tail
75 cm
Rocker nose
70 cm
Side cut
144 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
15 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
5 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
5 cm
Max tail width
125 mm
Min waist width
105 mm
Max nose width
129 mm
Side cut radius
25.8 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1950 cm2
Weight
2040 gr
Relative weight
1.05 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
48 mm
Hight nose tip
55 mm
Angle tail tip
30°
Angle nose tip
33°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.